Rohulamin Quander on NPR StoryCorps
For 95 years, the Quander family has held an annual reunion to honor and preserve their family history. This will be their first year without a face-to-face reunion. Click on the play icon below to listen to the interview between Rohulamin Quander and his cousin Alicia Argrett, as heard on NPR StoryCorps. Originally aired July 19, 2020, on NPR’s StoryCorps.
LEGACY OF SUFFRAGE: 100 Years Later, These Activists Continue Their Ancestors’ Work
“Nellie Quander, an educator and activist for Black women’s rights, taught in Washington public schools while earning her degree at Howard University. She became the president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, an African-American sorority, in 1911, three years after its founding on the campus. In 1913, Quander incorporated the sorority, preserving its founding principles, including high scholastic and ethical standards and service in perpetuity. Alpha Kappa Alpha now has 300,000 members.”
Rohulamin and Carmen Torruellea-Quander,
Cousins of Nellie Quander